I feel like the kandi scene is almost dead

zombiewant2be 11/1/2016 07:16 pm 2100

I've only been to one rave this year and haven't been on this website for like a year and now that I've come back I feel like the scene is dying. There aren't as many kandi kids as there were a few years ago. Anybody else feel like that too?

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Sep 9, 2017 3:19 pm

yea, its almost like everyone just isnt into it anymore but the people that are are either hidden or arent there. like tf

  • jamie
Nov 30, 2016 7:04 pm

Hey guys, KandiGear.com has posted something on their facebook page, saying that they had a lot of messages from the Kandi community asking for inspiration as many DJ's are not supporting kandi and the new rave scene are moving away from it. I say we all go to the facebook page and show our support, they are asking for inspiring photos, comments etc - lets unite!

  • Nikki Lynn
Nov 27, 2016 6:51 am

I entered the Electronic Music scene about a year ago. Since then I've been to three festival's : EDC LV, Mad Decent Block Party and Meltdown. I've also seen many "theatre/arena" shows including: Excision,12th Planet, Marshmello, Figure, Zed's Dead and Diplo. I also go to the local EDM clubs and have seen Borgeous, Virtual Riot, Ghastly, and many talented local artist. So, basically there are 3 different venues: Major festivals held outdoors, Large concerts held in local theatres/arenas and small events held at local clubs. EDC is where you see the most Kandi and trading. Kandi is still very much alive here but because Kandi is associated with drugs (ppl sneaking in some Molly disguised as kandi) many other festivals (Mad Decent for example) have included wearing any Kandi in their list of "banned" items. The theatre/arena venues for the most part haven't followed suit yet so you still see a lot of other Kandi trading ravers there. But the club scene it's almost non-existent. I fell in love with making Kandi when I went to EDCLV. Prior to that I had only been to the clubs and I never saw anyone wearing it. After EDC I started wearing my Kandi to event, I would get approached all through the night by other ravers who wanted to check out my Kandi. To try and get it back to the club level I started doing re whole PLUR trading thing without the trade, I would just give ones to someone as a gift. I've noticed that more and more people are starting to wear kandi to the clubs! I think what happened is I'd give one to someone, tell them about it's history. They would maybe go get some supplies and make their own, get their festie besties in on it, and so on. Its really too bad that kandi has to be seen as a drug smuggling mechanism because its such a unique and beautiful way to connect with fellow ravers that you just meet!

  • Zora ZOmbie
Nov 23, 2016 6:59 am

i went to a event a bit ago and only saw 2 kandi kids other then me,but everyone loved how i was full decked out in kandi and all that,never stop spreading plur,thats the reason why there is less,more and more kandi kids have lifes and just quit,but ive given away kandi at shows and i saw so many smiles and maybe those who you spread to will get more into it and spread for themselfs <3

Nov 23, 2016 4:51 am

yeah i so feel that

Nov 21, 2016 8:34 pm

The kandi scene will never be dead, as long as there are people who still value PLUR and want to share it with everyone.

Nov 15, 2016 7:09 am

I think its mostly because the rave scene itself has changed that the kandi scene has changed, but there are still people who do kandi. I follow lots of kandi accounts so I never really thought about the scene dying. Although I heard that one dj (I dont remember who) made fun of kandi or said that they though kandi was stupid. So I think it'll all in the people you hang out with. Just always remember to share plur

Nov 9, 2016 5:52 pm

honestly?? i went to a bigger thing a couple of weeks ago and there was ONE other kandi kid there, rip!!! we just gotta keep it alive though!

Nov 8, 2016 10:28 pm

i agree, shit. DM me if you wanna trade tho

Nov 8, 2016 9:06 pm

I agree.. so i try to pass out kandi to anyone who comments on my bracelets. I always share PLUR vibes with friends as well as strangers so when they ask, i address it as Kandi and tell them its part of rave culture